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Modality, morality, and belief : essays in honor of Ruth Barcan Marcus

Author: Ruth Barcan Marcus; Walter Sinnott-Armstrong; Diana Raffman; Nicholas Asher
Publisher: Cambridge [England] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1995.
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Modality, morality, and belief are among the most controversial topics in philosophy today, and few philosophers have shaped these debates as deeply as Ruth Barcan Marcus. Inspired by her work, a distinguished group of philosophers explore these issues, refine and sharpen arguments, and develop new positions on such topics as possible worlds, moral dilemmas, essentialism, and the explanation of actions by beliefs.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Named Person: Ruth Barcan Marcus; Ruth Barcan Marcus; Ruth Barcan Marcus; Ruth Barcan Marcus; Ruth Barcan Marcus
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ruth Barcan Marcus; Walter Sinnott-Armstrong; Diana Raffman; Nicholas Asher
ISBN: 0521440823 9780521440820
OCLC Number: 29259344
Description: xi, 270 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Ruth Barcan Marcus and the Barcan formula / Terence Parsons --
The interaction of modality with quantification and identity / Robert Stalnaker --
S1 is not so simple / Maxwell J. Cresswell --
A problem in possible-world semantics / David Kaplan --
Senses of essence / Kit Fine --
Structuralism and the concept of set / Charles Parsons --
The Kant-Frege-Russell view of existence : toward the rehabilitation of the second-level view / David Wiggins --
Moral dilemmas revisited / Philippa Foot --
Perspectival guilt / Patricia S. Greenspan --
Instigating the unpredisposed : bad luck in law and life / Joel Feinberg --
Marcus and the problem of nested deontic modalities / Nuel Belnap and Paul Bartha --
Pierre, Saul, Ruth, and Bob and a puzzle about belief / Robert J. Fogelin --
Closure and consistency / Isaac Levi --
De re belief, action explanations, and the essential indexical / Ernest Sosa --
T-sentences / Scott Soames.
Responsibility: edited by Walter Sinnott-Armstrong in collaboration with Diana Raffman, Nicholas Asher.
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